New York City Conducts Largest Ever No-notice Bioterror Response Drill « Cbs New York

NYC Conducts Largest Ever No-Notice Bioterror Response Drill Al Jones reports play pause More than 1,500 employees from 13 city agencies will set up 30 temporary locations where life-saving medication would be dispensed in the event of an emergency. Most of those people participating in Fridays drill had no advanced knowledge of the day or time of the exercise. When I grabbed the phone it fell out of my hands, participant Terrance Gardet told WCBS 880s Paul Murnane. I was so excited. The Department of Health said the surprise drill will better test and simulate a real emergency and response. New York City Conducts Largest Ever Surprise Bioterror Response Drill Paul Murnane reports We want New Yorkers to know that in the event of an emergency that we have plans in place, that theres no need to panic, said Dr. Oxiris Barbot, First Deputy Commissioner of the Health Department . The 30 medicine distribution sites would be set up citywide in eights hours, Barbot said. There are over 8 million New Yorkers, 55 million tourists and over 5 million commuters that visit this city, stated Police Commissioner Bill Bratton.
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Worried About Changes in Your Memory? It’s Worth A Closer Look, From the August 2014 Harvard Men’s Health Watch

It’s Worth A Closer Look, From the August 2014 Harvard Men’s Health Watch Even when a person’s memory is still within the normal range, noticing changes in mental function and being concerned about them can be an early warning sign of future decline. ‘We don’t want to worry people that if they forget where their keys are they are on the path to Alzheimer’s disease. But there is a growing appreciation we should not dismiss those concerns.’- Dr. Rebecca Amariglio, neurology instructor Harvard Medical. Boston, MA (PRWEB) August 01, 2014 For many people, forgetfulness becomes more common with age. But even when memory is still within the normal range, slips that seem new or unusual may be early warning signs of future decline. This merits a closer look, not a panic attack, explains neuropsychologist Rebecca Amariglio in the August 2014 Harvard Men’s Health Watch .
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Bar Exam Fail: Law Grads Unable To Submit Completed Tests Due To Software Glitch | Fox News

Assault – Officers responded to a report of a fight in a construction bunkhouse, but found nothing ongoing and nobody who admitted to having heard a disturbance. Information discovered the next day indicated that one man, who had flown off the island, may have been punched in retaliation for having struck someone earlier. Assault – Caller reported a fight on Front Beach. Officers found one of the men identified as having been involved. He refused to identify the other participant except to say the man had directed racially derogatory remarks at several people on the beach. Suspicious Person/Activity – Report of flares being ignited and possibly landing on the roofs of nearby buildings.
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He still hasn’t scored in league play this season, but he was phenomenal against the Impact in Portland’s 3-2 win on Sunday . Diego Valeri on @darlingtonnagbe : “He played [his] best game this season. We know that Darlington is the best player on the team.” #RCTID Jake Zivin (@JakeZivin) July 28, 2014 3. The Impact were as bad this week as Nagbe was good.Before the home loss to Portland, they were outclassed 3-1 by RSL on Thursday . They’ve now dropped five straight. 2. Lots of folks had issues with the ref in Sporting’s win over Toronto.
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Fracking: Poster Child For The Corporate Welfare State – The Western News: Opinion

The leftovers from Leftovers: Does Amy Brenneman have the sweetest gig in showbiz? She doesnt need to memorize any lines! Just emote! Liv Tyler has a sister wife quality that I hadnt noticed before her Leftovers stint. Kevin’s bizarre outburst over his missing white shirts was less unsettling than his drinking-while-driving. Not cool, Kevin. Hugot is an unsung character actress, who I love-love-loved in a recurring role as flower-eating oddball Kathy Geiss on 30 Rock.Nows your turn to sound off: What did you think of Gladys? What does doubt have to do with fire?
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Something about eminent domain to build the pipelines, or liability caps for spills, or regulatory approval of unsafe pipelines superseding tort liability for negligence, and ad nauseam. I have another couple of them right here. First, an article in Monthly Review (Lauren Regan, Electronic Communications Surveillance, July/August) describes the revolving door of personnel between federal law enforcement and the oil and gas industrys private goon squads, and how the U.S. government has colluded with private corporations and extractive industries to ratchet up their COINTELPRO-esque tactics upon climate justice activists. The fossil fuel industries like to spin off private security and public relations firms (often staffed by retired federal and state cops) to spy on perfectly legal activist groups, infiltrate and disrupt them, and give intelligence to PR staff who then cook up scary fact sheets to discredit activists to both media and law enforcement. Extractive corporations like TransCanada also give PowerPoint presentations to various levels of law enforcement advocating surveillance and prosecution of activists as terrorists something the cops are all prepared to eat up, what with the proliferation of Fusion Centers looking for stuff to panic over. The other item: According to a study by Katie Keranen of Cornell University, almost all of the 2,500 small earthquakes in Oklahoma in the past five years have been the result of high pressure wastewater injections related to fracking. The change of stress on existing fault lines from the injection of water can trigger them with water travelling along fault lines and causing earthquakes up to 22 miles away. And other states Texas, Arkansas, Kansas, Ohio have also seen sharp rises in small earthquakes corresponding to the introduction of fracking there.
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Ladies’ Launchpad / Kathy McShane – New Canaan News

You may want to change jobs or consider starting your own company. You love to inspire people: Being your own boss allows you the freedom to inspire people you hire, as well as those with whom you interact every day. It gives you the freedom to develop and share a value system that you have created and believe in. You crave uncertainty: The thought of things always being predictable is boring. You love to take risks and explore new and exciting things. You don’t want to be one of the crowd; you want to stand out. You are not afraid of failure: We all face failures. However, as an entrepreneur, it can sometimes be more painful — financially and emotionally.
Source: Ladies’ Launchpad / Kathy McShane – New Canaan News

The Leftovers’ Amy Brenneman: Laurie’s “not So Fragile” Anymore – Seattlepi.com

It was almost like, “Oh, don’t commit to this.” Partly the reason I stay, I think, is because I’m kind of of the opinion that I don’t know where this thing is going. I don’t totally trust Patti, but I don’t want to leave Meg behind. So, it’s dovetailed into a lot of reasons that I stay. Damon had always described the [Meg-and-Laurie] story line as a little bit A Star Is Born.She starts out tentative, but then actually gets more Jihadist and enthusiastic than me. So it’s sort of, “Be careful what you wish for,” and like, “Oh, my God, she’s really committed.” But I can’t leave her here. Summer Preview: Get scoop on your favorite returning shows Patti smiles when Laurie blows the whistle.
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Ladies’ Launchpad / Kathy McShane – New Canaan News

Do you believe that entrepreneurs are born and not made? Do you tell yourself that you are so accustomed to a large corporate structure that you would fail in any other environment? Maybe you are selling yourself short. Look for these signs. You find that your mind never shuts down: You are always thinking about new and better ways to get things done. As an entrepreneur, you can put these thoughts into action and “be the change.” You recognize that there is a gap to fill: You see the need for a new product or service or the re-purposing of an old one.
Source: Ladies’ Launchpad / Kathy McShane – New Canaan News

Not Just Comcast: 19 Stories From Call Center Hell

I could not give them a notice – although I had tried quitting twice and they talked me into staying a little longer both times, so they had to have known it was coming. I left with no other job to rely on. I went through five weeks of unemployment before landing a part-time retail job paying about 60% of the previous hourly rate I had been at. Best decision I’ve ever made. Not having money, being unemployed, scrambling to find a job… Nowhere near as bad as continuing to work for that bank. The customers weren’t a problem – I can handle an irate voice. It was the company.
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Assailants Attack Congo Military Camp In Capital – Yahoo News

Please enter a valid phone number. Please enter your Phone Number. Send Thanks! A link has been sent. Done Assailants attack Congo military camp in capital 28 minutes ago Content preferences Done KINSHASA, Congo (AP) A Congolese government spokesman says a group of men armed with machetes has been repelled after trying to attack a military compound in the capital. Spokesman Lambert Mende told The Associated Press on Tuesday afternoon that the situation was in control after reports of heavy gunfire near the Tshatshi military camp in Kinshasa. Mende did not immediately have a toll for anyone killed or wounded in the attack. The military camp is located close to the residence of President Joseph Kabila and the sound of gunfire for about 20 minutes in the area provoked widespread panic.
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Op-ed: Why The Gay Panic Defense Must Go | Advocate.com

The message was clear: The shooter thought it was perfectly fine to fire a gun at someone because he didnt like her gender identity. Exactly one month earlier, in Atlanta, two men violently attacked two transgender women on Atlantas public transit system. One of the attackers, Luther L. Thomas, told the media, These guys [referring to the transgender women] came on to me. As a lawyer, I find their excuses inexcusable. As an American, it is a wake-up call that its past time to end the so-called panic defense. The LGBT Bar is working to replicate our advances in California across the country. By working with state attorneys general, and state legislators, we know we can put an end to this unconscionable courtroom tactic.
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Emily Nussbaum: “high Maintenance,” “my Mad Fat Diary” Reviews : The New Yorker

Then the show streams for free on the indie video-sharing site Vimeo. Although all the current installments were mostly funded by the shows creators, the actor Ben Sinclair and his wife, the casting director Katja Blichfeld, Vimeo has just announced that the Web site will provide financial backing for upcoming ones, as part of a move into a Netflix-style production model. Yet despite its D.I.Y. origins High Maintenance doesnt feel like a self-indulgent pet projectinstead, its more like a shoebox that opens into Narnia. Freed of the constraints of thirty-minute or one-hour formulas, the episodes are luxurious and twisty and humane, radiating new ideas about storytelling. In each episode, Sinclair, a shaggy guy who tends to get cast in crazy homeless-dude roles on Law & Order, plays the nameless dealer.
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Assailants attack Congo military camp in capital – Yahoo News

Please enter a valid phone number. Please enter your Phone Number. Send Thanks! A link has been sent. Done Assailants attack Congo military camp in capital 28 minutes ago Content preferences Done KINSHASA, Congo (AP) A Congolese government spokesman says a group of men armed with machetes has been repelled after trying to attack a military compound in the capital. Spokesman Lambert Mende told The Associated Press on Tuesday afternoon that the situation was in control after reports of heavy gunfire near the Tshatshi military camp in Kinshasa. Mende did not immediately have a toll for anyone killed or wounded in the attack.
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Box Office: ‘Lucy’ To Overpower ‘Hercules’ And ‘Apes’

One comp for Lucy is Salt the female actioner starring Angelina Jolie (although Salt was PG-13 and Lucy is R-rated). Salt opened to $36M in 2010. Meanwhile, Hercules is on IMAX screens until they get pushed aside for Guardians of the Galaxy starting next weekend which will have the big screens at least three weekends. This computer problem at AMC happened before on the Wednesday of the July 4th holiday when the glitch caused technical difficulties transmitting hourly numbers, cutting off reports from 4 PM. to 3 AM, which sent everyone into a slight panic. Kansas City-based AMC Theatres (which includes Loews) has 341 locations and 4,945 screens and operates eight of the 10 highest-grossing theaters in the country. It also boasts the biggest market share in the countrys top three cities of New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, so not getting their numbers transmitted is a big deal.
Source: Box Office: ‘Lucy’ To Overpower ‘Hercules’ And ‘Apes’

Drc Troops Repel Attack On Kinshasa Military Base

In an interview with VOA’s French to Africa Service, government spokesman Lambert Mende said a “small band” of attackers tried to enter Camp Tshatshi in Kinshasa but were stopped. He said authorities have not yet determined whether the attackers were “terrorists or thieves.” A written message on DRC state television told viewers there was “no need to panic.” Mende said troops were patrolling the city to reassure citizens. Gunmen loyal to an evangelical Christian pastor who is opposed to President Joseph Kabila assaulted the same base and briefly captured the state TV station in December of last year. The government said more than 100 people were killed as its forces repelled those attacks. Political tension has been rising in the DRC amid speculation that President Kabila may try to change the constitution and run for a third term in 2016.
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Israeli mood turns dark with mounting casualties | WashingtonExaminer.com

Please click here to visit our Newsletter Signup Center to register for this newsletter. Angst over the highest military toll since the 2006 Lebanon war now mixes with a cocktail of emotions: on one hand, a strong current of determination to press on with efforts to end the rocket fire from Gaza; on the other, the sinking feeling that a quagmire is at hand. “It’s ugly and it’s no walk in the park,” said Alon Geller, a 42-year-old legal intern from central Israel. “But we have to finish the operation. If we stop now before reaching our goals, the soldiers will have died in vain.” But the Haaretz newspaper warned against mission creep and the “wholesale killing” of Palestinian civilians. “The soft Gaza sand … could turn into quicksand,” it said in its editorial Monday.
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